Library Hours

Monday  1 - 8    |    Tuesday 11 - 8    |    Wednesday 1 - 8    |    Thursday  11 - 8    |    Friday: 1 - 8    |    Saturdays: 10 - 2
All Ages
June Events

Family Finders: We are on vacation and will resume this fall. Look for those dates in the August/ September newsletter.

Aspiring Authors: Is taking the summer off and will resume in the fall. Take this time to stay motivated in writing! We look forward to sharing and feedback on pieces of work next season!

Rush Readers’ Book Club: June’s selection is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. NPR states, “You may know the story of John Brown's unsuccessful raid on Harpers Ferry, but author McBride's retelling of the events leading up to it is so imaginative, you'll race to the finish." This novel was the 2013 National Book Award winner- find out why. Join us for lively discussion and dessert on Thursdays, June 22nd and June 29th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Space is limited; please call to register in advance.

Family Night: Lots of Dots! On Friday, June 23rd from 6:30-7:30 PM, join Erin and listen to a story about dots, have fun making art with dots, play I Spy Dots in the library, and have a dot snack. Please register in advance.

Knit Chicks: Meet twice each month to share patterns and camaraderie. Whether you knit, crochet, quilt, or felt, we’ll gather to stitch up fun on Saturday, June 24th from 10:30 AM-NOON. Coffee & snacks are provided, there’s no need to register.

Teen Night: Start your summer vacation with some fun on Monday, June 26th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Are you a teen who loves card games? We do too! Stop in to play Uno, or learn to play Euchre or Hearts; special bonus- there will be pizza! Tell a friend and then be sure to register in advance. And please fill out our quick paper survey on what activities you’d like us to offer in the future. 

Bingo! For kids ages 6-10 on Tuesday, June 27th from 3:45-4:30 PM. Come play Bingo and win prizes! Parents may join their child if they need assistance. All children will go home with a prize. This is a FREE event, but you must be registered in advance.

Drop-In Story Time: Children ages 2-5 (and a caregiver) are invited to join us on Thursday, June 29th at 11:30 AM. Introduce your youngsters to the wonders of books! Children will engage with their peers and listen to stories chosen especially for them. No registration necessary.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event: Build It With Dominoes! Families are invited to come and meet local domino artist Michael Fantauzzo, aka StickTrickDominoDude on Friday, June 30th at 7:00 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion. See some of Michael’s awesome domino creations and then try it yourself. You will have plenty of opportunity to build with professional toppling dominoes and have everything you need for a chain reaction. Experiment, get creative, and have fun building! Children who would like to participate must register in advance.

July Events:

Rush Readers’ Book Club: We are taking July off. Read what you like and tell us about it at out next gathering!

Knit Chicks: Join our crafty club which meets on the second and last Saturdays of the month. Share projects, patterns and ideas on July 8th and 29th from 10:30 AM-Noon. No need to register, just drop in! Coffee and snacks are provided.

View Finders: Our lively photography group meets on Monday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 12th from 2:30-4:30 PM. Please bring three photographs on a flash drive or printed out to share, and you’ll receive feedback in a friendly environment. This month’s optional theme will be anything water. All skill levels are welcome, and we serve coffee and dessert. Please register in advance.

Build a Better World by Creating Art for Others: Children ages 4-10 are encouraged to join us in the William Udicious Pavilion on Tuesday, July 11th from 2:00-3:00 PM to build a better community by making a work of art to give away! Create any sort of picture or message on paper and we’ll donate it to a local senior facility to brighten someone’s day. All art supplies will be provided. This will be fun for everyone, including parents and caregivers. Please register in advance.

Build a Better World by Learning about the Environment: with Tina Verno Stevens, Environmental Educator at the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services.
Solid Waste and Recycling Program: Thursday, July 13th at 2:00 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion. Join us as we learn about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Find out why they are important to all of us AND our community! We will read a poem and create a fun fortune teller filled with recycling facts. Please register in advance.
Water, Water Everywhere! Join us Thursday, July 20th at 2:00 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion. You use water every day; where does it come from and go to? You will become a drop of water for a journey like you’ve never experienced before. Please register in advance.

Build a Better World Movie Matinee:  For kids ages 6-10 on Tuesday, July 18th from 1:00-3:00 PM. Spend an afternoon with Emmet, the hero of The Lego Movie. He and his friends travel on an epic journey to save the Lego universe from harm. Parents who wish to remain with their child must register for a seat. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This movie is rated PG. 

Family Night: Buggy Tales and Buggy Prints: On Friday, July 21st from 6:30-7:30 join Erin to listen to a bug story or two, and print a jar full of colorful wiggly bugs. All materials provided. Be sure to bring your thumbs! Please register in advance.

Build a Better World with Stories and Swords: Suitable for children ages 4-12 on Tuesday, July 25th from 2:00-3:00 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion. Meet the Rochester Fencing Club and be introduced to the best in children’s literature featuring dragons, legends, fairy tales, and adventure stories from around the world. Hear about characters who peacefully resolve their differences. Children will be able to touch three different fencing swords, get active with foam swords, learn how to salute their opponents & shake hands at the end, and how being disciplined is just as fun as being wild. Space is limited and registration is required.  

GazeboFest: Friends of the Rush Library present the fabulous Beatles tribute band, 8 Days a Week, on Friday, July 28th from 6:30-8:00 PM. Start your weekend early at this FREE concert in the gazebo behind the library; bring your chairs and a picnic dinner and soak up the sounds of summer. (Please note, alcohol is not allowed.) This family-friendly community event is supported by Friends’ fundraisers. Thank you, Friends!

Looking Ahead to August...

If You Give a Mouse a Tool Belt: It’s an interactive story time for families on Wednesday, August 11th from 1:00-3:00 PM presented by Lift Bridge Book Shop of Brockport. Please call to register in advance.

We welcome your ideas for programs and your feedback. 
Call or email the library director anytime:

  •     Note to our patrons: If you sign up for a program, but later realize that you cannot attend, please call the 
    library to  cancel your registration. Often there are patrons waiting for a space to open up so they can 
    register for a “full” program. Thank you for your consideration.

  •     We try to make services and programs available to patrons of all abilities, including those with disabilities. 
    Please let us know in advance of any special needs you many require so that we can accommodate you or 
    your child.

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Rush Public Library
Growing readers since 1914
5977 East Henrietta Road, Rush NY 14543            
Located at the Rush Town Hall     

(585) 533-1370